It seems simplicity was the order of the night at yesterday’s State of the Nation Address. Most women were dressed down this year compared to other years.

However, the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane was dressed to impress in a dress designed by Bonolo Mashilo, a fashion designer from Dennilton in Mpumalanga.  Her minimalistic yet elegant dress drew attention on the SONA red carpet.

Phumzile Van Damme looked bright in gold and red

Natasha Mazzone looked pretty in a pink boob tube dress.

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng also looked simple in a pink satin skirt with an African print top and a matching hand bag.

Other red carpet looks